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The 2019 Show – Auditions

22 May 2018

Dear Cubs, Scouts, Explorers (and parents for information)

We are writing to invite you to audition for the 2019 Gang show

I am sure that many of you will know what a Gang Show is, but for those of you who haven’t seen one, it is a truly spectacular show. With a cast drawn only from Scouting and Guiding, it consists of singing, dancing, acting and comedy sketches and is perhaps best described as a variety show with wonderful, colourful scenery, costumes, lighting and props.

Auditions for the 2019 show are on Sunday 8th July 2018 at 2nd Crowthorne Scout HQ at the Pinewood Centre, Old Wokingham Road, Wokingham, RG40 3AQ from 2pm – 4.30pm. Please just turn up if you’re interested and there is no need to wear uniform.

Please note – You will need to be at least nine years old before the end of December 2018 to take part in the show.

At the auditions you will meet our Producers who are all experienced Scouting members and they will immediately make you feel at ease, however, as Cubs and Scouts you will need to live up to your motto and “be prepared” to sing a song and speak in a fairly loud and clear expressive voice.

Rehearsals start in September and are on Sunday afternoons through to February. In order to ensure the show is of a high standard, members have to attend all rehearsals as requested, so Cubs, Scouts and parents need to be committed.

You will be amazed at just how many new friends you will make. In our last show there were over ninety people on stage and over two hundred people were involved in other roles behind the scenes.

We had 30 new members in 2018 and everybody settled in really well. That is what Scouting is all about and they made us all very proud of them. I find it heartwarming to see our new members grow in confidence and to see how much they gain from being a member of the “gang”. This happens every year and makes my involvement with the show a real pleasure.

If you would like the chance of being a member of the cast by attending the audition please come prepared with a passport size photograph and with something to sing and a short script to read out.

We look forward to seeing you on 8th July.

Allen Davis
Gang Show Cast Manager